Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. Dan Bailey stays injured. Sean Lee left with a hamstring issue. Each player’s deficiency played a large purpose in a Dallas Cowboys’ 27-7 detriment in Atlanta. But nothing was missed some-more than All-Pro lineman Tyron Smith.
Without a timber left tackle, Dak Prescott was underneath siege, and there were few holes in a run game. Falcons defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn set a single-game Falcons authorization record with 6 sacks opposite a Cowboys on Sunday, torturing Smith’s replacement, Chaz Green, many of a night.
Green took tenure of his struggles after a game.
“I mean, it’s unfortunate,” Green said, via ESPN’s Vaughn McClure. “You have some good days. You have some bad days. This apparently wasn’t my best day. we take this on my shoulders and demeanour during myself in a mirror. Just need to repair a things we need to fix. I’m going to get it fixed.”
Clayborn’s 6 sacks are tied for second-most in a diversion given particular sacks became an central statistic in 1982 (only Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas, with seven, had some-more sacks in a singular game). What’s worse: Clayborn conceded he usually has “one pierce and it worked” contra Green and contingent deputy Byron Bell.
Prescott predictably didn’t indicate fingers during Green and a rest of his struggling line (even Pro Bowl ensure Zack Martin got badly burnt by Dontari Poe once for a sack).
“We’re not going to leave somebody out to dry, for a many part,” Prescott said. “We’re not going to indicate fingers and contend it’s Chaz. It’s whatever it is. We’ll go behind and look. we substantially could have gotten a round out faster sometimes. We’ll go behind and demeanour during it and get improved from it.”
Cowboys owners Jerry Jones laid censure partly on a Falcons personification a “wide nine” technique on a defensive line, that Dallas hasn’t faced that most this deteriorate (if that’s truly to blame, a Cowboys are in large difficulty confronting Jim Schwartz’s Eagles invulnerability subsequent week).
“I consider that any time we get (beat) as entirely we uncover some of a soothing spots that we showed out there,” Jones added. “If we uncover that, afterwards that’s a concern, though again, a diversion that we have and if we get genuine vulnerable, that we were, we weren’t able of unequivocally restraint their rush. we suspicion Dak did a genuine good job. we don’t consider it was his slot issues that helped (decide this one).”
After examination a Cowboys get pummeled by Clayborn and a once struggling Falcons defense, it’s transparent Zeke’s cessation isn’t Dallas’ biggest trouble-spot.